Pastor D.K. Olukoya, the founder of Mountain of Fire Ministries, MFM, has said he and his church members don’t celebrate Christmas because it’s “demonic”, Daily Post reports.
Speaking during the New Year service, the General overseer said, “In Mountain of Fire, we don’t celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic.”
Olukoya frowned at men of God who hide under the umbrella of being clergy to “mesmerise” their “habitual gullible followers.”
He said, “Many a Nigerian pastor swathes himself in that rapacious cloak even as it evolves into an iron cage from which he mesmerizes his habitually-gullible followers, leading them on by a leash, into his iron cage.
“It is on scriptural records that Jesus Christ, when winding up his mission of salvation about two thousand years ago, expressed his ambivalence about finding faith in the world when he returns.
“He must have seen with precision the impending decadence awaiting Christendom after his departure.”
He also urged people to be mindful of their criticisms of men of God. “Be careful what you say about a man of God,” he added.